The Sony Ericsson Ray ST18i – Black is a powerhouse of features ensuring that it is a cut above the rest. This android powered handset has a 8 megapixels camera, wide touch screen in a sleek and compact design that attracts the eye.
Design and build quality
The phone has a bar style, smooth design that offers a firm, non-slip grip. The handset has touch sensitive controls for simplified navigation. It has dedicated volume control rocker on the side panel for easy access. The bar phone is sure to be a great option where convenient portability is concerned.
With a screen size of 3.3 inches, the handset has an LED-backlit LCD screen which displays sharp and bright contrast. It has a capacitive touchscreen for easy manoeuvring with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The 16M colour display is made from scratch-resistant glass and allows multi-touch.
The cellphone has an 8 megapixels camera with an LED flash to click great images even in dim natural light. The camera has a resolution of 3264x2488 pixels for superior image quality. It has auto focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection along with image stabilization for clicking images with great ease. It can shoot videos of 720p at a speed of 30fps. It also has a front facing VGA camera for having video chats.
The Sony Ericsson Ray ST18i works on an Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with a likely update to v4.0. The Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon is combined with 1 GHz Scorpion process for smooth, lag-free functioning and Adreno 205 GPU for a superlative multimedia experience.
It has an internal memory of 1GB and 512MB RAM for quick process. The handset has an expandable memory capacity of up to 32GB with a microSD card.
It is compatible with HSDPA, HSUPA, GPRS and EDGE networks for easy, smooth surfing and downloads. The handset enables you to transfer files to compatible Bluetooth devices with the Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP. The Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to use external internet connections for superior efficiency. The MicroUSB v2.0 lets you transfer files to and fro from your computing device and your cell phone easily.
The A-GPS enables you to reach your desired destination with accuracy. The accelerometer, proximity and compass rotate the screen in portrait and landscape mode as per the phone’s position.
The Android v2.3 OS is absolutely user friendly and is developed by the Open Handset alliance led by Google. It aims at giving you the very best user experience. The Google Play store lets you download a number of free apps that suit your likes and preferences.
It offers Push Email, MMS, SMS with thread view, Instant Messaging and lots for an unbeatable mobile experience.
The video and music player play multi-format media files so that you can access them from your memory card. Also the Stereo FM radio with RDS offers superior voice clarity when you tune into your favourite radio channels.
Powered by a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery, it offers a talk time of up to 6hours 50 minutes and a standby time of 430 hours.